Ars amatoria I,565

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Ars amatoria I,565

Post by marcofurio » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:26 pm

Valde delectabar Ovidii Poemata legens cum iter meum suave subito impeditum sit:

Ergo, ubi contigerint positi tibi munera Bacchi
atque erit in socii femina parte tori,

Cur positi? Num munera posita magis quam positi dicendum sit? Fortasse non posita munera sed positi Bacchi recte legendum... Sunt munera positi dei necnon munera posita dei? Estne Bacchus positus cum Ariadnam amavisset?

Gratias multas quibuscumque me iuvare vellint! Salvete!

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Re: Ars amatoria I,565

Post by adrianus » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:38 pm

Bonam quaestionem. Bacchis servit positi participium adjectivum, ut opinor, id est, nominativo casu pluraliter bacchi.

"Then when wines [Bacchi] are given to you, set down as offerings,
And a woman is on part of the next couch/cushion,
Ask father Nyctelius and holy things of the night
to command that the wines not harm your head."
I'm writing in Latin hoping for correction, and not because I'm confident in how I express myself. Latinè scribo ut ab omnibus corrigar, non quod confidenter me exprimam.

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